Know how I’m always tryna sneak healthy ingredients into my recipes? Well, this Bananas Foster Mini Skillet Flambé recipe is one where I actually don’t do that because, I just can’t…I want that caramel-ey sauce in mah face! But wait…it has banana and pecans in it…that makes it healthy, right?
One of my favorite things about this recipe, besides caramelized bananas smothered in ice cream, is that it’s a single serve recipe in a cute 5″ cast iron skillet.
So, you can make as few or as many as you like…and they all look adorable. In my fictitious restaurant, this dessert is definitely on the menu.
And it only takes 10 minutes to make! May I add just how ridiculously easy Bananas Foster is? If you haven’t made this dessert, and you have someone to impress, give this one a go!
Ok, so what is flambé?
Flambé is an open flame in a skillet which burns off alcohol. This means ALL precautions MUST be taken to avoid injury and prevent fire.
As with any cooking activity, your fire extinguisher should be readily accessible.
That said, the magic that occurs from this lucious, skillet-dessert flambé is a rich, rum or bourbon flavored, buttery caramel sauce. It’s pure heaven!
Then how do you make bananas foster?
I’m not a chef in New Orleans, but I’ve seen it made a few times. Here’s my interpretation. Please refer to the recipe for full instructions.
- melt brown sugar and butter in a skillet
- add and heat vanilla, pecans, and cinnamon
- lay sliced bananas in sauce
- turn off the flame; add rum/bourbon; ignite the sauce with a match/lighter
- allow flame to subside; add ice cream; devour
Ingredients you’ll need for Bananas Foster Mini Skillet Flambé:
- dark brown sugar
- rum or bourbon
- vanilla ice cream
Kitchen tools I use for this recipe:
- 5” cast iron skillet (to heat this sexy dessert)
- paring knife (to cut the bananas)
- silicone spatula (to flip the bananas)
Check out my other dessert recipes!
My Orange Olive Oil Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache is a simple cake with distinct orange and chocolate flavors…one of my favorite flavor combos!
Don’t forget to check out my latest recipe post Mint Leaf Shamrock Shake with Natural Green Food Color. It’s heavenly!
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I’m a monthly recipe contributor on Amanda’s Cookin’ recipe site and originally published this recipe there in Feb 2017.